Patrice Gaines

Patrice Gaines is an author and motivational speaker, co-founder of the Brown Angel Center, and a former Washington Post reporter. Her books include Moments of Grace: Meeting the Challenge to Change and Laughing in the Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color—A Journey from Prison to Power. She is based in South Carolina.

Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice

It was the summer of 2009. I was on my second day of work for the U.S. Census Bureau, knocking on doors in rural South Carolina. My cell phone rang. It was my supervisor. “Patrice, headquarters called me and told me...